Shit, Winter Is Coming (for you)
Shit, Winter Is Coming (for you)
yes yes the olympics are great yes sports are nice buT LETS SET THAT ASIDE.
DEATHNOTE IS GETTING A 10TH ANNIVERSARY REMAKE I SHIT YOU NOT
Mountain laurel, my state flower. Kalmia latifolia I think the commercial cultivars of this flower look trashy as hell (they’re selected for pinkness and some of them are dwarf).
Totally unrelated note: Lirodendron tulipifera (tulip poplar) is my favorite scientific name.
We had these along the porch where I grew up.
I always think hot chocolate is going to sate some craving I have, but it never does. It never does.
Question for you grammar geeks out there.
I was taught that if actions are sequential, you can join them in a sentence using and then. If you only use and, you’re writing concurrent actions:
- She ran across the yard and then opened the gate.
- He walked forward and drew his sword.
However, more often than not, I’m seeing the then omitted from sequential actions in professionally edited works, especially in multi-step events:
- She ran across the yard, opened the gate, and rushed out to her car.
So, what do you think? Has modern language evolved to get rid of the then part of and then? Under what circumstances?
Linguists, using descriptive rather than prescriptive grammar, would say to use whichever one conjures up the desired image in the audience’s heads. Personally, I was never aware that I was supposed to be interpreting bare “and” as concurrent; in the above example I read it naturally as consecutive. If I wanted to express concurrency, I’d have written “Walking forward, he drew his sword.”
Of course, idiolects vary between speakers; there may be many readers for whom “He walked forward and drew his sword” does express concurrency. But actual usage is always a better guide than prescriptive grammar, as long as you’re looking at usage within the audience you’re aiming at, and which is using the register you’re aiming for, and you also correctly understand how the usage you’re copying is meant.
"Perhaps $75,000 is a threshold beyond which further increases in income no longer improve individuals’ ability to do what matters most to their emotional well-being, such as spending time with people they like, avoiding pain and disease, and enjoying leisure."
New rule: under $75,000 we tax you a little. Over $80,000, we tax the shit out of you.
They seriously didn’t factor in family size at all? How the hell does that work? A singleton or DINK couple can do a hell of a lot more spending time with people they like on that income than a family of four.
You don’t tell John
But my real question after s3 is: WHY.AM.I.SO.ATTRACTED.TO.ADDICT.SHERLOCK?!
…because he has facial expressions? :)
lexxxwasniahc answered to your post “This Dragonlance fancast has gotten ridiculous, but it would be the…”raistlin… all i can see is Robert Carlyle because Mr. Gold…
Haha! I can see that. He’s a bit old, IMO, but he could totally work.
Also, I’m so glad I’m not speaking into a void here. Lol. Do people still think about Dragonlance outside of my circle of friends?there is a part of my brain that is always thinking about dragonlance… because of reasons raistlin is one of my favourite all time characters… i just love him… all of him… all the time.
Ok, I will admit that not only was Raistlin my first crush on an eeeebul character, but there may exist Raistlin/Crysania fanart from my early teens. On paper. Thank god I predate the Web.
PACIFIC RIM set to RADIOACTIVE. you want this in your life and you know it.